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MLB BASEBALL

Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit Tigers

The division rival Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers are set to renew hostilities on Monday when they meet at Comerica Park.

The Twins will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Michael Pelfrey in this game. Pelfrey has a 2-2 record and a 7.94 ERA this season.

Pelfrey's opponent in this one will be Max Scherzer. The Tigers righthander has a 4.13 ERA to go along with a 2-0 record this season.

Minnesota won its last outing, a 5-0 result against the Rangers on April 28. Bettors who backed the Twins at +108 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Detroit, they were an 8-3 winner as they battled the Braves at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -145 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Minnesota has won 2 straight games.
Detroit has won 3 straight games.

Team records:
Minnesota: 11-10 SU
Detroit: 13-10 SU

Minnesota most recently:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 4-6
After playing Texas are 3-7
After a win are 7-3

Detroit most recently:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing Detroit
Minnesota is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games at home
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Detroit home to Minnesota, Tuesday, April 30